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East Tennessee native Alice Salyer is a recent graduate of East Tennessee State University's MFA program with an emphasis in Graphic Design. She returned
to school after a career as an advertising art director to explore new career and artistic possibilities. Her broad, multi-faceted practice includes digital and traditional methods, exploring a variety of subjects.

Curriculum Vitae


2016-2019 East Tennessee State University, MFA

1996-1998 East Tennessee State University, BFA, Graphic Design concentration

1993-1996 Roanoke College, art major, biology minor


Professional Experience 

2020-present, William King Museum of Art, Digital Lab Associate 

2019–2020, East Tennessee State University Instructor of Record, Graphic Design History 

2019–2020, East Tennessee State University Instructor of Record, Graphic Design Theory 

2017–2020, East Tennessee State University Instructor of Record, Layout & Production 
2016-2019 Graduate Assistant, Graphic Design, East Tennessee State University

2015–2016 Creative Energy, Art Director/Studio Director

2000–2015 Creative Energy, Art Director

1999–2000 Target Marketing and Creative Services, Graphic Designer



2021 Biodiversity Show, Arts Depot, Abingdon, VA

2020 Jonesborough's Juried Art Show, McKinney Center

2020 Meditations, Two-woman show with Kelly Porter, Rennaissance Center, Kingsport, TN
2020 The Sublimely Flawed Animal, Adjunct & Staff Exhibition, Tipton Gallery
2019 Selections from MOMENTARY LAPSES, Norteast State Community College
2019 From These Hills: Contemporary Art in the Southern Appalachian Highlands,
 William King Museum, Abingdon, VA

2019 Of Bees, Petals & Wings, Tipton Gallery
2019 Kill Your Darlings, Slocumb Galleries

2019 M0MENTARY LAPSES, solo MFA thesis exhibit, Tipton Gallery

2019 Recent Acquisitions Show, Reece Museum

2018 The Face of Danger, Tipton Gallery

2018 Thresholds, Two-Woman Show with Kehren Barbour, Tipton Gallery

2018 It’s Complicated, Pop-Up Show, East Tennessee State University

2018 Find the Pattern & Break It, Reece Museum

2017 SIDEbySIDE: Warhol and the Body, Tipton Gallery, invitation

2017 Collage & Digital Madness, Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

2017 Our Appalachia, Slocumb and Tipton Galleries

2017 Encaustic Pop-Up Show, Dos Gatos Coffee Bar

2017 The Map is Not the Territory, Reese Museum

2017 CATTYWAMPUS! Print Exchange and show, ArtCurious Gallery

2016 Adjunked: The Part-Timer’s Print Exchange

2011 Stream of Unconscious, Design for cassette tape experimental art series

  by Bryan Lewis Saunders; Shown at MOMA PS1



Kingsport Art Guild marketing volunteer

Girl Scouts, volunteer
Artful Aging, Johnson City Public Library program

Tree Streets Community Intersection Street Art design, committee member

What’s the Buzz! Pollinator Advocacy design work, board member

2016 Model Mill Selfie Poster design in support of saving historic mill

2004-present Girl Scouts active volunteer

2002-2010 Appalachian Regional Coalition for Homelessness design, board member



2020 The Sublimely Flawed Animal, Adjunct & Staff Exhibition, Tipton Gallery

2017 She: Female Figurines from Ancient Syria and Western Mexico,

1,500-1,800 B.C. ~ 300 B.C.-400 A.D. 

Exhibit of artifacts from the Cedric Marks Collection at the 

Reece Museum, Johnson City, Tennessee



2019 Creative Quarterly 100 Best 

2019 Creative Quarterly 56 Winner

2019 Creative Quarterly 56 Runner-Up

2016-2019 Graduate Assistantship, East Tennessee State University

1999-2018 Numerous Gold & Silver ADDY awards

2016 ADDY Best of Show Print: Red Gold, K-12 Tomatoes Magazine Ad

2016 ADDY Best of Show Photography: Red Gold Sauces

2012 ADDY Best of Show Web: Red Gold, Irresistible Ketchup Web Videos

2010 ADDY Judges Choice: American Italian Pasta Company, The Art of Pasta Brochure

2008 ADDY Best of Show Radio: Andy’s Restaurants, Chicken Attack

2004 ADDY Regional Silver: Tammy Blevins, Food Stylist Business Card

2012 Telly Award: Red Gold Irresistible Ketchup Web Videos

2012 Pixie Award: Red Gold Irresistible Ketchup Web Videos

2002 Telly Award: Appalachian Regional Coalition on Homelessness TV



2019 UCDA (University & College Designers Association)

Design Education Summit: Collaborate

Intersection Art — A Collaborative Art Event in Johnson City’s Oldest Neighborhood

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